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Roller and Engineered Chains range in pitch from ¼ to 3 in.

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September 26, 2012 - Intended for power transmission and conveyor applications, Roller and Engineered Chains feature through-hardened, shot-peened, and ball-burnished inner and outer link plates with case-hardened, precision-ground pins; precision cold-rolled bushings; and through-hardened, shot peened solid rollers. Chains perform in temperatures from -4 to 300°F (-4 to 750°F for stainless steel) and can be supplied with rivet or cottered design. All comply with appropriate ANSI, ISO, or DIN standards.

SKF USA, Inc.

890 Forty Foot Rd., P.O. Box 352, Lansdale, PA, 19446, USA

Original Press Release

SKF Introduces Extensive Range of Roller and Engineered Chain Solutions Ideally Suited for Power Transmission and Conveyor Applications

Press release date: September 20, 2012

SKF introduces an extensive range of roller and engineered chain solutions ideally suited to meet the demanding requirements of power transmission and conveyor applications in the food and beverage, mining and cement, and steel industries, among many others.  The chains join a growing portfolio of SKF power transmission products offering optimized performance and long service life.

Standard SKF transmission, or roller, chains (pitch sizes ¼ in. to 3 in.) feature through-hardened, shot-peened, and ball-burnished inner and outer link plates with wide waist; case-hardened precision-ground pins; precision cold-rolled bushings; and through-hardened, shot-peened solid rollers.  These features ultimately provide increased fatigue strength, higher resistance to damage from shock loads, maximum wear resistance, and extended service life.

SKF chains can perform reliably in temperatures from -4º F to 300º F (stainless steel versions in temperatures from -4º F to 750º F) and can be supplied with rivet or cottered design.  All comply with the appropriate ANSI, ISO, or DIN standard and are pre-stressed, run-in, and manufactured according to strict quality control.  Non-stainless types are pre-lubricated.

Among options, stainless steel chains offer corrosion-resistant solutions for food-grade applications, nickel or zinc coatings can add protection to carbon steel variants, and a wide variety of attachment chains are available.

Custom-designed solutions, supported by more than 100 years of SKF power transmission industry knowledge, can be developed to satisfy particular demands.

Contact Juan C. Sanchez, North America Business Development Manager-Power Transmission Products, SKF USA Inc., 890 Forty Foot Road, Lansdale, PA 19446.  Phone: 267-436-6693.  Fax: 267-436-6019.  Email: Juan.C.Sanchez@skf.com  Web site: www.skfusa.com

SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services, which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training.  SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide.  Annual sales in 2011 were SEK 66,216 million and the number of employees was 46,039.

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